Hawaii Public Radio is an organization that is largely funded through the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations, and community organizations here in our Island community.


Learn how you can be part of the HPR family and assure the future of public radio in the Hawaiian Islands.

Individual Support

Corporate Support

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Become A Member

Hawaii Public Radio is a community-licensed, listener-supported institution, which means that financial contributions from listeners like you are our largest and most important source of funding. In fact, nearly 65% of our budget comes from membership donations.

If you value the in-depth and insightful news programming and the eclectic mix of music and entertainment that you hear every day on Hawaii Public Radio, please consider becoming a member today. Call Gene Evans at (808) 955-8821, email , or go to our secure online pledge form.

Multiply Your Contribution

Many businesses have matching gift programs for contributions their employees make to community organizations. Please consider choosing HPR as a beneficiary.

Simply obtain a matching gift form from the human resources department at your company, and send it to HPR with your contribution. Hawaii Public Radio is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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HPR relies on volunteers for a variety of projects such as answering telephones during pledge drives and other special projects and events throughout the year.

You'll get to see our on-air studios, meet the people who share your interest in public radio, and participate in the life of the station. It's a great way to meet people and gain an insight into how it all comes together here at Hawaii Public Radio. You'll have a great time as well.

Become an HPR volunteer today! Call Gene Evans at (808) 955-8821 or email

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Donate Your Car

Support your favorite public radio programs by donating your unwanted car to Hawaii Public Radio. When you donate a car, your vehicle is resold at auction, and the proceeds go to HPR.

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Donate Used Music

The annual Almost New Music Sale is an important source of funds for Hawaii Public Radio. This event depends on donations of LPs, CDs, DVDs from HPR listeners like you. Donations are tax deductible.

Thanks to HPR's new partnership with The Friends of the Library of Hawaii, you can deliver your donations to the Friends location at 690 Pohukaina Street, just behind Fisher Hawaii. Donation hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. To learn more, call HPR at 955-8821 or FLH at 536-4174.

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Make A Challenge Grant

During pledge drives, Hawaii Public Radio's most successful fundraising hours consistently occur when a challenge grant is in effect. During a challenge, pledge phones ring more often, and new members join at a faster pace.

When you sponsor a challenge grant you multiply the effect of your contribution, and while a challenge is in effect, your name or the name of your company or organization is mentioned repeatedly on the air.

Take a leadership role in supporting HPR by making a challenge grant during the next Hawaii Public Radio pledge drive. Call Valerie Yee at (808) 955-8821 or email

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Make a Gift of Stock

Making a gift of appreciated stock to HPR rather than simply writing a check can offer tax benefits that are twofold:

  • You may be able to avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in the value of the stock.
  • You receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.

To make a gift of stock to HPR, please provide your financial advisor with this information:

Merrill Lynch Account Number: 145-04B77
Depository Trust Corporation (DTC): 5198
Federal Tax ID#: 51-0191809
Contact: Winnie Lam

To learn more, call Valerie Yee at (808) 955-8821 or email

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Become An Underwriter - Program Sponsor

Individuals, businesses, and community organizations can support Hawaii Public Radio by sponsoring, or underwriting, programming. When you underwrite a program, HPR makes an on-air announcement that begins, Support for [program name] comes from [your name or company name], followed by a brief message.

Underwriting is a way to communicate your message to the loyal, informed, and influential Hawaii Public Radio audience. A survey conducted on behalf of NPR found that 80% of listeners agreed with the statement, "Your opinion of a company is more positive when you find out it supports public radio." (Source: Edison Media Research, 2007)

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